If today was your first reality check since the Memorial Day weekend festivities began, you may need help getting up-to-date on your news. Here’s a recap of what happened while you were eating hot dogs and sunning yourself.
Weird news: Flesh-eating humans are something that we normally associate with the ever-looming Zombie Apocalypse, but this past Saturday it became a real-life horror story. Rudy Eugene, a 31-year-old man, was found nude on Miami’s MacArthur Causeway mauling another nude man’s face — “eating it by the handful” witnesses say. After several attempts to stop the crazed man’s rampage, Miami police shot Eugene to death. His cannibal state is thought to have been the result of recreational drug use. The victim, identified as 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, is in critical condition. For more coverage on this horrific story:
Auction block: We’ve seen a lot of celebrity memorabilia go to auction lately — Babe Ruth’s first NY Yankees jersey and Bill Gates’ Porsche, to name a few — but today, you can buy a tomb previously occupied by Elvis Presley. Bidding starts at $100,000 for The King’s resting place. Also up for bidding is a spare John Lennon suit from “A Hard Day’s Night,” estimated to be worth between $4,000 and $6,000, as well as the robe that Amy Winehouse wore in the video for “Rehab,” which has an estimated worth of between $15,000 and $17,000.
On Wall Street: Facebook stock dropped again today — dipping to under $30 per share and closing at $28.84, an all-time low and a 24% drop from its initial public offering price of $38 on May 18. Forbes asks if Zuckerberg should apologize for the disappointing turnout. Do you think he’s to blame?
In other news:
- CNN: Obama gives waivers to 8 states on No Child Left Behind
- Boston Globe: Egypt Islamist candidate vows break with old ways
- Wall Street Journal: Sophisticated Virus Hits Iranian Computers